NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions, and ideas about people with mental health conditions. These free, 40, 60, or 90-minute presentations provide a personal perspective of mental health conditions as leaders with lived experience talk openly about what it's like to have a mental health conditions  

  • An opportunity to hear open and honest perspectives on a highly misunderstood topic

  • A chance to ask leaders questions, allowing for a deeper understanding of mental health conditions and dispelling of stereotypes and misconceptions

  • The understanding that people with mental health conditions have lives enriched by hopes, dreams and goals

  • Information on how to learn more about mental health and get involved with the mental health community

What people have to say

“Amazing presentation with amazing presenters! You 100% erased any stigma I used to associate with mental illness.” 

-- Audience Member 

Schedule a presentation  

If you would like to host or attend a

NAMI In Our Own Voice presentation:

Email us: info@namigainesville.org

Or phone us: (352)-335-7770

In Our Own Voice has been presented to civic organizations, churches, community organizations, and in professional development groups.

 

 

What you need to know about mental health. 

  • One in five adults experience mental health conditions each year. That equals about 43.8 million adults in the U.S. 

  • Mental health conditions are NOT caused by personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing.

  • They ARE medical conditions that can impact a person’s thinking, feeling or mood and may affect his or her ability to relate to others and function on a daily basis. Genetics, the structure of the brain, environment and lifestyle can all impact mental health.

  • Find out the warning signs of mental illness and find support.